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Tour of the MuseumTour of the Museum

Take a step by step tour through Lyme Regis Museum...

History of Lyme Regis in Museum Objects

In 2010 Neil Ferguson, Director of the British Museum, presented a series...

Fossils and RocksFossils and Rocks

Here be dinosaurs! The museum’s geology gallery contains a wealth of fossils and tells of the early...

Mary AnningMary Anning

Mary Anning (1799-1847), born on the site of the Museum, is the most famous female fossilist...

The Bindon Landslip

In 1840 Lyme geologists  Conybeare and  Buckland produced the first ever fully scientific report about a major landslip...

Jane Austen dollJane Austen

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was one of Lyme's most famous and best-loved visitors...

John Fowles

John Fowles, writer, curator & collector. In 1978 when John Fowles became curator of the museum, its fortunes started to ...

John Gould

John Gould FRS of Lyme who became a leading ornithologist and influenced Charles Darwin..

Civil War and RebellionCivil War and Rebellion

On two occasions in the 17th century Lyme sprang into national prominence...


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The Mary Anning Wing   

Read about our exciting plans for the Museum and how you can get involved.
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Guided Fossil Walks

With Paddy Howe
and Chris Andrew
2015 dates now available

Museum events

Fossil polishing,
talks and much more

Mary Anning Walks

Follow in Mary's footsteps
with Natalie Manifold

Lyme History Walks

Discover Lyme's fascinating
history with Chris Lovejoy


Current exhibitions
plus -
See what you may have missed

People & Places

Read about the people
and buildings of Lyme

Serious fossil stuff

From ammonites to ichthyosaurs and much more


with Marine Biologist
Chris Andrew

The Museum Blog

Early Lyme Regis

We now have an article about the very early settlements around Lyme. Click here to read it.

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Comments (0) | Posted by Keith Shaw on 27 March 2015
Mary Anning Wing Public Consultation
Lyme Regis Museum wants to hear what the people of Lyme think about its plans to extend the museum through the creation of the Mary Anning Wing. Director David Tucker said “As many people know, the m...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 18 March 2015
Sea Defences - The Cobb breakwater

Our web-site now contains an article giving an extensive history of the Cobb breakwater.

Click here to read Richard Bull's article.

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Comments (0) | Posted by Keith Shaw on 11 March 2015
New in the Museum: Novelty Postcards
As pictured above, Lyme Regis Museum has a new exhibit of Novelty Postcards on show! This features a number of novelty cards of Lyme, taken from a collection recently given by the Friends of the Museu...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 11 March 2015
EVENTS: Coming up in March
Vile Ministers and Poor Silly Creatures Thursday 5th March in Woodmead Hall at 2.30pm. A talk by Bruce Upton. Stories from Dorset in the Civil War, some tragic, some comic, all happening in the mid 1...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 01 March 2015